The Harvard Philippine Forum (HPF) is a close-knit community of Filipinos, Filipino-Americans, and friends that aims to celebrate and share the vitality of Philippine culture and tradition with the Harvard community. Through its traditional dance performances and food samplings, HPF offers the campus community with a glimpse of Filipino culture. With its social and educational events and the camaraderie it offers, it provides its members with a uniquely Filipino Harvard experience.
HPF holds several activities every semester, and these activities fall under at least one of four categories: Educational, Cultural, Social, and Publicity and External Relations.
Through workshops, conferences, speakers, and other activities, the Educational Committee seeks to empower students to take action on the various social, political, economic, and cultural issues affecting the Filipino community today. Members of this committee help:
If you're interested in joining the Educational Committee, send an email to Jared Lopez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a cultural organization, HPF has its own dance troupe under the Cultural Committee. HPF performs traditional Filipino folk dances every semester on- and off- campus. Members of this committee help:
If you're interested in joining the Cultural Committee, send an email to Stephanie Lim, email@example.com.
The Social Committee creates events that are not only a lot of fun but also foster a sense of openness, community and most importantly, pamilya. Members of this committee help:
If you're interested in joining the Social Committee, send an email to Riana Balahadia, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publicity and External Relations
In addition to building unity within HPF, we also aim to build strong relationships with other cultural or Filipino groups on and off campus through social mixers and collaborations on events. Members of this committee help:
If you're interested in joining the Publicity and External Relations Committee, send an email to John Gobok, email@example.com.